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The gift of tongues : a study in pathological aspects of Christianity, by Alexander Mackie

The gift of tongues : a study in pathological aspects of Christianity
The gift of tongues
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a study in pathological aspects of Christianity
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by Alexander Mackie
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The gift of tongues : a study in pathological aspects of Christianity, by Alexander Mackie
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  • I. The gift of tongues in the apostolic church -- Theories concerning the gift all open to objections -- The mythical theory -- The narrative in Acts regarded as a history-a miracle of speaking-a miracle of hearing-a permanent endowment, or an epideictic miracle -- "The eighteen benedictions" -- An archaic language -- A tongue controlled by God -- Other references to the tongues -- Considerations based on the Greek terminology -- The tongues probably disorderly ecstasy
  • II. Some forms of related physiological and psychological phenomena -- References to the gift in patristic literature: Irenaeus; Tertullian -- The Reformation and the revival of tongues -- Speaking in other languages viewed by the medieval mind as a sign of divine favor: St. Francis Xavier; St. Hildegarde -- As a sign of demon influence: the Alchemists; Roger Bacon and the brazen head -- As a sign of a distemper -- For a warning against impending danger -- In witchcraft -- Evil spirits understand other languages -- The magic power of a name -- The name Jehovah -- Names written on charms -- Among primitive peoples: names dangerous to pronounce -- Healing words -- Mr. Austin; Anthony Knivet -- Words used in exorcisms -- The language of sorcery -- Magic formula of witchcraft -- The use of meaningless words in songs -- Hepworth Dixon and the agapemone -- The semi-insane and the semi-responsible -- Criminal argot -- Religious movements in the Middle Ages of an abnormal motor character -- The pastoreaux -- The children of the Amsterdam Orphan House -- St. Brigette's Convent, etc -- Rev. John Mason -- Revival phenomena: George Fox, John Wesley, Charles Wesley, Band Room Methodists -- Jumpers -- Redruth Chapel -- The Kentucky Revival -- Spiritualism -- The Amana community -- Trance preaching -- Mediumistic utterances -- Charles H. Foster
  • III. The Ursuline nuns and the devils of London -- The Carmelite miracles -- The Ursuline convent -- Urban Grandier-his personality-his enemies -- The Ursuline nuns become demon-possessed -- Characteristics of the possession -- Louis XIII causes a formal investigation -- Grandier accused -- The possessed are found to be able to speak foreign languages -- Evidences of fraud -- Grandier put to death -- IV. The Camisards or French prophets -- The name Camisard -- The origin of the movement -- The method of inducing the prophetic spirit -- Migration to England of Marion, Cavalier, and Fage -- Sir Richard Bulkeley -- Camisard prophesies and miracles -- Betty Gray restored to sight -- Fage, Cavalier and others speak in tongues -- Sexual irregularities
  • V. The Shakers and the millennial church -- The French prophets and the Wardleys -- Ann Lee -- her family, social position and leadership of the society -- The sexual life revealed to be the root of human depravity -- Ann Lee's imprisonment -- Her religious experiences -- The Shakers emigrate to America -- Early proselyting and persecutions -- Character of Ann Lee -- Joseph Meacham and Lucy Wright -- The Kentucky revival -- Shaker theology -- The nature of God -- The millennium -- Their religious exercises: dances and gifts, the jerks, the laughing gift -- The tongues among the Shakers -- Cases of tongues: Ann Lee, Father William, Seth Youngs, Latin spoken -- Brown's experiences: Eleazar Rand, Lamson, Betsey Looge, Eunice Chapman, Dr. Dwight -- The wordless songs
  • VI. Reverend Edward Irving and the Catholic Apostolic Church or Irvingites -- Rev. Edward Irving -- his birth, early life, and education-life in London -- Opinions regarding Irving: Thomas Carlyle, James Bridges, Barry Cornwall, Meade C. Williams -- Irving's alleged lack of a sense of humor-his eagerness for the supernatural-his utter want of common sense -- At the "York" in Prince's Street -- Mr. Craig's story -- Dr. Chalmers' estimate of Irving -- Irving and the London Missionary Society -- The visit of Chalmers and Irving to Coleridge -- Irving as a preacher -- Lockhart characterizes him as "pure humbug" -- His lectures at St. Andrews -- Irving's mannerisms
  • The London Times as quoted by Washington Wilks -- Trial of Edward Irving before a Court of Common Sense -- Fraser's Magazine on "On the Rev. Edward Irving and His Adversaries" -- Kirkcaldy Kirk and Carlyle's baker -- Addison Alexander's description of Irving -- Irving translates "The Coming of the Messiah" -- Henry Drummond and the Albury Prophetic Conference -- Robert Story of Rosneath -- Isabella Campbell and "Peace in Believing" -- Extraordinary religious experience -- Mary Campbell becomes her successor -- Her interest in missions -- Her lack of interest in household duties -- Mr. Story and the missionaries -- Rev. A. J. Scott and the Campbells -- First appearance of the tongues -- The Macdonalds -- Margaret Macdonald miraculously healed -- Mary Campbell also healed -- Speaking in tongues at Port Glasgow -- First manifestation of the tongues in London -- Trial of Mr. Campbell and Mr. Maclean for heresy -- Mr. Taplin speaks in tongues in Irving's church -- Sunday, October 1, 1831, and the first manifestation of the tongues at a regular morning service -- Disturbance at the evening service -- Description of the scenes at Irving's church -- Robert Bridges -- Robert Baxter -- His experiences and gifts -- Baxter's prophesies -- The visit to the Chancellor -- Thomas Erskine of Linlathen -- Contradictory prophesies and disagreements among the prophets -- The language of the tongues and various specimens -- Mary Campbell and automatic writing
  • The tongues an unknown language -- Irving tried and condemned for heresy -- Death of Irving -- The Catholic apostolic church -- VII. The Mormons or the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints -- Joseph Smith, Jr. his family and early life -- Joseph Smith, Jr. and Joseph Smith, Sr., practice divination -- Joseph Smith, Jr., converted, and beholds a vision -- The angel Moroni appears -- The golden plates found -- Smith's marriage -- Translation of the golden plates -- Martin Harris and Professor Anthon -- Method of translating the plates -- Harris, Cowdery and the baptism of Smith and Cowdery -- Contents of the Book of Mormon -- The Spaulding theory -- The Urim and Thummim, crystal-gazing and Dr. Dee -- The Mormon Church organized -- Sidney Rigdon and the Kirtland ecstasies -- Joseph Smith, Jr., alone to receive revelations -- The tongues appear -- Method of speaking in tongues -- The Choctaw language an unknown tongue -- Gunnison's incident of the tongues -- Peter Cartwright and the tongues -- Other incidents -- Dedication of Kirtland temple -- Brigham Young speaks in tongues -- The Kirtland Safety Bank
  • Settlement at Far West -- Settlement and prosperity at Nauvoo -- The Nauvoo Temple -- Revelation on polygamy and Smith's extra-marital relationships -- Smith's personality -- His shrewd common sense -- Caswell, the psalter, and the Kirtland mummies -- Egyptology and the translation of the Book of Abraham -- Smith's fondness for unusual words -- Origin of the word "Mormon" -- VIII. Physiology and psychological aspects of the gift -- The tongues always first manifested in a diseased person: Ann Lee, Mary Campbell, the Macdonalds, Joseph Smith, Jr., Sidney Rigdon -- Associated pathological phenomena -- The "falling exercise," "the jerks," "whirling gift," "dumb devils," "barks," "tactile anesthesia," the "laughing gift" -- The atavistic element in the tongues -- Disturbances in the vita sexualis -- Perverse sexual tendencies among the Shakers -- Egomania -- Pathological lying -- Eagerness for the supernatural -- Vanity -- Imitation -- Contagion -- Aversion to culture -- The tongues as language -- Their thought content -- The mental state involved similar to that in alcoholic intoxication, epilepsy or in coitu
  • IX. Ethical aspects of the gift -- The necessity for an ethical expression of religion -- Crimes associated with the tongues movement -- Sexual irregularities -- Injustices to women and children -- Crimes of violence -- The Camisards -- The Mountain Meadows Massacre -- Judicial crimes in witchcraft -- Dishonesty -- The Shakers -- The Kirtland Bank -- Pious frauds -- Betty Gray -- The Shaker psychological fraud -- The tragedy of Edward Irving -- The crime against intelligence -- The tongues peoples related to the criminal type -- The nature of religion and the nature of the tongues
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  • Mormon content: pages 189-251, 268-273.
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